“I want to use this opportunity to show current students that if you aspire to be something, you have to go all out,” Libran said.
Libran, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, is currently in the Master of Science in Leadership Management program.
He credits the La Verne Theater Department for being a source of inspiration and support in helping him achieve his artistic endeavor.
As a former Oakland, California resident, Libran felt it was important for him to work on Licks, which is a story of four young men in Oakland trying to find the right path to take. The film follows D, a young man who returns to his neighborhood after serving two years in prison for a robbery.
The world premier of Licks took place at the SXSW International Film Festival Saturday, March 9.
For more information about the SXSW Film Festival and Licks, visit sxsw.com.